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Update from the Hutch: Pope Francis Praises Large Families

For all the cyber sturm und drang yesterday surrounding Pope Francis comment that Catholics don't have to reproduce like rabbits to be faithful to the Church, many people forget that only a couple of short weeks before,(yes, I know, a millennium in the news cycle), at the meeting of the … [Read More...]

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Hugs Not Drugs? Physical Affection Fights Disease, Study Says

Don't get me wrong, I'll still take my Dayquil and my antibiotics, but maybe I'll follow that up with an extra big hug from anyone who can stand to be around my snuffly self.  (from PsychCentral)It’s cold and flu season again — make sure you get plenty of sleep, take some extra vitamin C and … … [Read More...]

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The Crux of the Matter: Catholics and Contraception–A Challenge to Margery Eagan.

Over at Crux News the other day, Margery Eagan posted a column indicating that she was "devastated" that Pope Francis crushed her hopes for reform on pelvic issues by affirming Pope Paul … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis and Catholic Rabbits–5 Points to Consider

Pope Francis raised more than a few eyebrows yesterday when he said, "Some think, excuse me if I use the word, that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits - but no."  Pope Francis … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis Encourages Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel

This past Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel, NBC News reports. During the mass, the Catholic leader encouraged … [Read More...]


CNN (!?!) Loves NFP

This article isn't perfect, but the fact that its as good as it is and in CNN is a minor miracle.  Nice to see the world is catching up with those of us who've been in the know since Humanae Vitae. … [Read More...]

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Are Your Committing These 2 Relationship-Killing Habits?

When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off?  Those … [Read More...]

5 Signs YOU’RE Dealing with Toxic People

Although, as Christians, we are called to be charitable toward others, there are some relationships that we simply have to acknowledge are patently unhealthy.  Certainly we can pray for healing, but … [Read More...]

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Spying or Parenting? How Much CAN You Check Up On Your Kids–And How?

CNN posted an article today asking if it's OK to "spy" on your kids' texts and posts to social media.I've heard this question before and it always strikes me as odd.  Generally speaking, I … [Read More...]


Pediatricians Revising Anti-Bed Sharing Stance: Dire Warnings “Backfired.”

According to Dr. Melissa Bartick, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the strong stance against  infant co-sleeping/bed-sharing previously taken by the American Academy of … [Read More...]